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DC DMV Implements New Policy for Obtaining a Motorcycle Endorsement

Thursday, July 2, 2015

(WASHINGTON, DC) – The District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles (DC DMV) no longer issues Motorcycle Learner permits or administers the Motorcycle Demonstration Skills tests to District residents who want to obtain a Motorcycle (M) endorsement. Additionally, motorcycles do not have to physically go through inspection; however, owners are required to display an inspection sticker on their motorcycle.

District residents are now required to take and pass the Motorcycle Knowledge Test, as well as successfully complete a Motorcycle Demonstration Course. DC DMV will accept a demonstration certificate from any US jurisdiction, and it must be provided to the agency within six months of issuance in order for residents to be eligible for the Motorcycle (M) endorsement. The Motorcycle Knowledge Test is offered at all DC DMV Service Centers Tuesday – Saturday from 8:15am – 3pm.


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